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The United States Agency for International Development (or USAID) is the US government unit responsible for most non-military foreign aid[?]. USAID predecessors included the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program[?]. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act[?] into law and by executive order established USAID.

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